Dateline: December 2, 2019
Athens State University has appointed Dr. Rosemary Hodges as its interim Dean of the College of Education, effective December 2018. This selection follows the departure of former dean, Dr. Patricia Sims, who accepted the position of President at J.F. Drake State Community & Technical College earlier this year.
Dr. Hodges received her bachelor’s degree from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. She also holds a master’s degree and educational specialist degree from Alabama A&M University and a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee.
During her time at Athens State, Dr. Hodges has served as Professor of Elementary Education and Assessment/Accreditation Coordinator for the College of Education. Prior to entering higher education, Hodges taught at the Academy for Science and Foreign Language for Huntsville City Schools, Hazel Green High School for Madison County Schools, and Westlawn Elementary for Decatur City Schools. She has a total of 28 years of experience in K-12 and higher education.
“Dr. Hodges is a great leader with a true passion for education, so we’re excited to see her get started in this new role,” says Dr. Joe Delap, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. “We appreciate Dr. Sims for her years of service and congratulate her on her new opportunity.”